Operations Finance (Senior) Manager (m/f/d)

Private Equity Company (Special Situations)

The Company

Our client acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarters in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. It actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Their goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within their Operations team, they are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record with finance experience and continuous improvement attitude, and with an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on-site across Europe.

Your Tasks

  • Routinely support the integration into the company’s finance and reporting processes of the client’s portfolio companies on-site and support the Operations finance workstream
  • Work closely with the CFO, the local finance team as well as the company’s restructuring team on-site and its Group finance team of the Holding
  • Manage the financial integration of new acquisitions into the company’s Group (e.g. establish opening balance, manage PPA, perform IFRS conversion, …)
  • Manage and improve financial statement closing and other finance/controlling processes and at the same time establish a well-functioning finance organization in the portfolio company
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and audit processes
  • Assist the local team with M&A-related accounting topics (e.g. closing statements or financial due diligence questions)
  • Support the local finance team with accounting or controlling related projects
  • Support the continuous improvement process of the client’s Operations finance practice and develop internal standards and trainings

What You Bring With You

  • Finance-related degree from a reputable university or business school
  • Professional qualification (such as ACCA, CFA or similar) is a plus
  • Previous employer: Big4/Next10 consulting firm (audit plus additional audit-related consulting)
  • Company’s mindset: Exceptional entrepreneurship to find and implement creative solution, energy and drive to solve complex problems as well as resilience during distressed situations
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, experience with SAP or other ERP systems or LucaNet is a plus
  • Experience with financial process integrations, IFRS (incl. GAAP conversion) and auditing processes
  • Understanding of the private equity industry gained from working with private equity firms is a plus
  • Fluency in German and English. Another European language would be advantageous